The Unpopular Opinion Thread

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by Corazon de Leon » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:27 am

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Saigon Slick wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:Contact centre work is utterly awful on every conceivable level. I’m off for a week and already dreading going back. Glad you like it, but you have definitely won the thread with that hot take.

Are you or have you been approached about a leadership role? You've been there a long time.


No, as they know I’ve been looking for the exit door for the past year.


To be fair, I wouldn't promote someone who can't find the way out of a building either.


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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Drumstick » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:47 am

Poser wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:Contact centre work is utterly awful on every conceivable level. I’m off for a week and already dreading going back. Glad you like it, but you have definitely won the thread with that hot take.

Are you or have you been approached about a leadership role? You've been there a long time.

No, as they know I’ve been looking for the exit door for the past year.

To be fair, I wouldn't promote someone who can't find the way out of a building either.

Prawned. :lol:

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by ianfianf » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:13 pm

Poser wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:Contact centre work is utterly awful on every conceivable level. I’m off for a week and already dreading going back. Glad you like it, but you have definitely won the thread with that hot take.

Are you or have you been approached about a leadership role? You've been there a long time.


No, as they know I’ve been looking for the exit door for the past year.


To be fair, I wouldn't promote someone who can't find the way out of a building either.


:slol:

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Lagamorph » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:21 pm

I've never had to work in a "call centre" as such but I served my time on a 1st Line IT Service Desk :dread:

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Preezy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:24 am

Outrunner wrote:
Festivus Maximus wrote:
Outrunner wrote:These days Chromebooks are a viable replacement for PCs or Macs

I'm actually looking at getting a Chromebook, just waiting for Google to release the Pixelbook Go before I enter the market.


I've been using Chromebooks exclusively for a few year now (at least at home, I still use Windows PCs at work and occasionally at university) and I still get the whole "why don't you use a real computer?". I'm fine with using Windows but I couldn't see myself going back to a "real computer" any time soon.

Just to follow this up, I got a Pixelbook Go today (late Xmas/birthday present) so I'm really looking forward to getting home and having a proper play about with it. Looks to be a very nice, premium looking piece of kit.

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by Lex-Man » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:35 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I've never had to work in a "call centre" as such but I served my time on a 1st Line IT Service Desk :dread:


I've had to do a load of third line support and dealing with people who should be technical is bad enough. I swear a lot of them don't know the difference between Linux and Windows.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:47 pm

Linux is opaque

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Lex-Man » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:00 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Linux is opaque


I'm dealing with people who are paid six figures whose job it is to manage severs and they spent ages trying to install and 'exe' on a Red Hat box.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Chocolate-Milk » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:03 pm

I know all of those words individually... :shifty:

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by Lex-Man » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:07 pm

Chocolate-Milk wrote:I know all of those words individually... :shifty:


Basically they tried to install a Windows program on a Linux server. I guess if your job wasn't installing stuff on Linux servers it would be forgivable.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Preezy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:09 pm

Who's Linux? Is he an IT guy as well?

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Lex-Man » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:10 pm

Preezy wrote:Who's Linux? Is he an IT guy as well?


He is the most IT guy.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by more heat than light » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:36 pm

I really dislike dogs. Like, stop invading my space and jumping at me and licking me.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Pedz » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:40 pm

I thought contact centre were those thing we're chdren could see their parents supervised. Did Jeremy Kyle lie?

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Pedz » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:40 pm

Hard to type on bws very bjmp

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:07 pm

more heat than light wrote:I really dislike dogs. Like, stop invading my space and jumping at me and licking me.

:cry:

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by That's not a growth » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:10 pm

Cora is Loki confirmed

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Pedz » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm

Cora's to bald to be a dog. Maybe a cat though.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by Corazon de Leon » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:27 pm

You got me. Here’s a picture of me from five minutes ago, in a Vienna beer hall.

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PostRe: The Unpopular Opinion Thread
by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:28 pm

Pedz wrote:I thought contact centre were those thing we're chdren could see their parents supervised. Did Jeremy Kyle lie?


Post-brexit Britain they fund those through putting the kids to work on online chat support


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